Couple say giant self build that replaced bungalow ‘changed the climate' in garden

A large grey flat roofed self build with block walls surrounded by debris
Neighbours have questioned the council for allowing the large self build, described as a "horrible blocked construction", blaming council staff working from home causing a "lack of cohesion" (Image credit: BNPS)

A two-storey house that replaced a bungalow is overshadowing the property next door to the extent it has changed the climate of the garden, according to the angry neighbours.

Terry and Margaret Selby say they have lost eight hours of sunlight a day at their home in Corfe Mullen, near Wimborne in Devon, and that the frost doesn't thaw on a particularly cold day.

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